• Everyone in your group will want to see different things, eat or sleep at different times, so be flexible.
• Expect to compromise, expect to get separated.
• You will make new friends and meet people all the time. Be sociable and friendly.
• Make a meeting place. For example, arrange to meet at a certain place everyday at 6pm to ensure that everyone is ok.
• If you're lucky enough to get lucky, don't ditch your mates all weekend.
• Never ditch a friend, especially if they have had too much.
• Don't rely on mobiles to rendezvous with mates - reception is usually lousy.
• Look after your mates - whatever state they are in, don't just leave them
Safety and Security
• Make sure your mobile is fully charged and be economic with the battery.
• Keep your valuables on you at all times, and don't leave anything you care about in your tent.
• Sleep with your phone, wallet and any other valuables in the bottom of your sleeping bag - night-time tent raids on sleeping (or passed-out) revellers are surprisingly common.
• Tie a bell/ string of bells to the zip of your tent - that way you will hear any unwelcome night time visitors.
• Be sensible and remember that although the rules of everyday life are relaxed, the laws of the land still apply.
• Keep your house and car keys in a safe place.
• Don't keep all your money in the same place. Have some spare cash hidden away for an emergency.
• Make sure you know where the medical centre is - before you might need it.
• Don't padlock your tent - you may as well advertise the fact you have stuff worth stealing.
• Don't leave your drink lying about - you never know what may end up in it.
• Find a bin for everything, or hold onto it until you do. Generally, glass isn't permitted.
• Recycle where possible - there will be facilities around the site.
• Campfires, barbeques and fireworks are generally forbidden.
• Leave ponds and lakes (and their inhabitants) in peace.
• Put up with the toilets provided - it's hell for nature when thousands go freestyle.